Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Brandy Champerelle

1/3 small-glass brandy

Ingredient: brandy

What it is:  Brandy
Brandy (from brandywine, derived from Dutch brandewijn—"burnt wine") is a spirit produced by distilling wine, the wine having first been produced by fermenting grapes. Brandy generally contains 35%–60% alcohol by volume and is typically taken as an after-dinner drink. While some brandies are aged in wooden casks, most are colored with caramel coloring to imitate the effect of such aging.

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1/3 small-glass Bogart's bitters

Ingredient: Bogart's bitters

Also Known As:  Boker's What it is:  Bitters

Corruption of the correct name, "Boker's", a popular bitters in the late 19th century.

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1/3 small-glass Curaçao

Ingredient: Curaçao

Also Known As:  Curaçoa What it is:  Bitters

Liqueur flavored with the dried peels of the laraha citrus fruit, grown on the island of Curaçao.  Earlier versions were based on brandy or rum but now use neutral spirits.

Substitution:  Triple sec

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(Use small wine-glass.)

This is a delicious French café drink.